Next to Sarah Richardson, Tommy has been on lifestyle TV longer than any other designer. Along with his high profile work on HGTV Canada and US with Sarah on several series, his frequent guest spots on The Marilyn Denis Show (CTV) as a design expert, his own show hosting Canada’s Next Designer on Gusto, he also hosted Great Canadian Homes, a one hour documentary on HGTV in 2017. Where to I Do, his newest show will premiere on Bell Media networks this spring. Sought after event host, panel discussion moderator and brand ambassador, Tommy still finds time for design clients throughout Canada and the USA.
Tommy Smythe’s contagious enthusiasm and fun-loving approach to decor and renovation have made him a favourite in the world of international design. With a career spanning more than 18 years, Smythe has left no stone unturned as he has worked to spread his message of practical and beautiful design across Canada and USA.
His work, alongside Sarah Richardson on HGTV Canada and US in several series including Sarah off the Grid, Sarah’s House, design inc, and Sarah 101 as well as his frequent guest spots as design expert on The Marilyn Denis Show have brought his singular style and wit to an ever-expanding audience across North America. Known for his love of mixing fine art, vintage, antique and modern furnishings, Smythe always pulls together his concepts with a cutting-edge colour sense and never lets design feel too serious. “If it’s not fun, it’s not worth doing!”
Tommy is currently filming season 3 of Where To I Do? for Bell Media where he is helping couples create their dream wedding by hunting down and dressing up their perfect wedding venue. He has also hosted, Canada’s Next Designer which premiered in October 2016 on Bell Media’s new lifestyle network GUSTO to rave reviews and Great Canadian Homes, a one-hour documentary on HGTV Canada in June 2017.
In addition to his numerous television appearances, off-camera, Smythe maintains an international portfolio of private residential design projects, is a regular presenter at design shows across North America and is a regular contributor to Canadian House and Home Magazine.
Authenticity, integrity, quality and craft are the focus of his work for private clients as well as the content he delivers through his speaking engagements in Canada and the US.
“Tommy was a delight to have at our NKBA – Ottawa Chapter monthly event. He brought a sense of style, humor and knowledge that truly created a well-rounded evening for all our guests. Tommy’s celebrity design profile drew a lot of attention to our chapter but also a larger attendance for the event. He arrived promptly, was very interactive taking pictures with guests before his presentation and encouraged our audience to interact with him. Guests that were design students at this presentation were left with some great pointers when applying and entering into the design field. You can tell Tommy has a lot of experience in the Kitchen and Bath Industry which make him the perfect speaker for the type of events our organization provides.”
K. Ierullo, VP of Programs, Ottawa Chapter 2016